Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.39
Liaison Connie Morales
Submission Date Feb. 14, 2020
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Claremont McKenna College
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kristin Miller
Admin
Roberts Environmental Center
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Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that is one week or more in length?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive program(s) offered by the institution, including how each program addresses the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainability:

CMC has approved study abroad programs that are experiential field-based programs. students enroll in one or two seminar courses based on a specific topic along with language and research method courses. The semester culminates in a research paper and presentation of an independent study project.

There additional types of programs that are not easily categorized , such as the shipboard programs of SeaSemester.

For example: Arusha (SIT)
Program Sponsor: School for International Training (SIT)
Program Name: Tanzania - Wildlife Conservation & Political Ecology
Type: Experiential field-based
Housing: Students live in homestays with local hosts: three weeks in a peri-urban area near Arusha and one week in a Maasai village. Other accommodations may include hostels, private homes, small hotels, and camping.
Program Eligibility: Previous coursework in environmental studies, ecology, biology, sociology, anthropology, international relations or related field.
Language: English and Swahili

Stone Town (SIT)
Program Sponsor: School for International Training (SIT)
Program Name: Tanzania – Zanzibar Coastal Ecology and Natural Resource Management
Type: Experiential field-based
Housing: Students live in homestays with local hosts: two weeks in Stone Town and seven nights on Pemba Island. Other accommodations may include guest houses, small hotels, university housing and possibly camping.
Program Eligibility: Previous coursework in environmental studies, ecology, biology, or related fields is required. Swimming and snorkeling proficiency is strongly recommended.
Language: English and Swahili

Skukuza (Duke OTS)
Program Sponsor: Duke University
Program Name: The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) - African Ecology & Conservation
Type: Experiential field-based
Housing: Students stay at a variety of camps in Kruger National Park. Students stay three to four days in a homestay with a local host in a rural village. Other accommodations may include hostels, research institutes, and field stations.
Program Eligibility: Two semesters of college-level biology and/or ecology are required.
Language: English


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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